Eriksson Ek, a forward born in Karlstad, Sweden, was chosen by the Minnesota Wild with the No. 20 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Eriksson Ek played one season for Farjestad in the Swedish Hockey League, where his father Clas Eriksson played 13 seasons, before he was selected by the Wild. He signed a three-year contract with Minnesota on July 13, 2015, spent one more season in Sweden, then came to North America and scored his NHL debut, a 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Oct. 22, 2016. Eriksson Ek had six points (three goals, three assists) before he was reassigned to Farjestad to preserve his entry-level contract. He returned for the Wild's final five games of the season.